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November's Design Challenge - Make them Laugh
Nov 6th, 2017, 6:15pm
 
November's Design Challenge is hee, hee, here!    
     
Theme: Make them Laugh
   
Requirements:  
- ONLY Big Stock cards will be accepted in this challenge.
 
- Humor is the key in this challenge. Find an image that makes you laugh and create a funny greeting.
 
- Write your own verse, be FUNNY and creative with a message that ties the image you choose, the recipient  
and the category together.
 
- The judges will be looking for professional quality text layout, typography placement and font combinations in addition to a unique and captivating message that tells the story of the stock image you choose. Your added value needs to wow the judges!
   
- Blank verse will not be considered for entry in this challenge.  
 
- Submissions must be new, no existing designs.      
 
- Only ONE card per artist per challenge.  
 
- Your entry must meet the Challenge Requirements and Theme or it will not be included in the challenge.  
 
- Submission must meet GCU’s Submission Guidelines and be Approved through the usual Review Cycle– Fast Track your submission with this in the Notes to Reviewer: "November's Design Challenge Submission here is the link to the blog post: (include THIS blog post URL)"  
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Entry Deadline: Friday, December 15th  
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Category:  Any category that is well-suited for humor.  Research the category you intend to submit to before creating your card to make sure what you have in mind is different than what is currently being offered and is as good as if not better than current cards in the category.  
 
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Find some great Design Challenge Tips here from GCU artist Teri Nelson Kuster:  
https://gcucommunity.com/2017/08/11/nuts-and-bolts-design-challenge-tips/  
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Please see more details and How to Enter the Challenge here on the Community blog:          
https://gcucommunity.com/2017/11/02/dash-of-inspiration-big-stock-only-design-ch
allenge-november-2017/
   
Time for some ha, ha, has before the ho, ho, hos!
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Reply #1 - Nov 8th, 2017, 6:02am
 
The deadline is truly not the end of the November, but Friday, Dec. 15? Just want to be sure!
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Reply #2 - Nov 8th, 2017, 7:29am
 
Quote from Stacia_208183 on Nov 8th, 2017, 6:02am:
The deadline is truly not the end of the November, but Friday, Dec. 16? Just want to be sure!

 
That's correct, Stacia, December 15th. With the Annual Founder Awards, there is no challenge for December again - add in the holiday hustle and bustle and we figured extending the last challenge of the year a couple weeks might gain more participation.  Smiley
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Reply #3 - Nov 8th, 2017, 4:03pm
 
Thank you, Doreen, for explaining what I probably should have already known!  Grin
 
I do like the schedule you've all set and think you are correct. Every challenge is always a temptation for me, but since I've had to attend to other matters this year, I've missed many of them. I hope the extra two weeks will help me squeeze one more challenge into the year.
 
Thanks for your ever-ready reply for folks in the forum. You are a blessing!
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Reply #4 - Nov 8th, 2017, 4:10pm
 
Quote from Stacia_208183 on Nov 8th, 2017, 4:03pm:
Thank you, Doreen, for explaining what I probably should have already known!  Grin

I do like the schedule you've all set and think you are correct. Every challenge is always a temptation for me, but since I've had to attend to other matters this year, I've missed many of them. I hope the extra two weeks will help me squeeze one more challenge into the year.

Thanks for your ever-ready reply for folks in the forum. You are a blessing!

 
You're welcome, Stacia and I truly hope you have time to enter.  Smiley
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Reply #5 - Nov 11th, 2017, 6:13am
 
Thank you!
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Reply #6 - Dec 13th, 2017, 5:44pm
 
Only 2 shopping days left to submit your design for the last design challenge of 2017.  The deadline is Friday, Dec. 15.    
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Reply #7 - Dec 15th, 2017, 2:21pm
 
The extra two weeks made a difference for me! I finally was able to participate!
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Reply #8 - Dec 21st, 2017, 3:25pm
 
So many ho, ho, hos and ha, ha, has with November's Design Challenge. The winners are ...  
       
1st Place:              
Lisa Crisafi of Nest to Nest Greetings  
https://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/occasions/daylightsavingstimedst/springforw arddaylightsavingstimebegins/humorous-spring-daylight-savings-1502490
     
2nd Place:              
Stacia Gorge of Good Things by Gorge
https://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/apology-im-sorry-cards/animals-pets/bears/m y-bad-apology-with-cute-1506454
 
Kudos and congratulations to Lisa and Stacia for tickling our funny bone and all under the pressure of the holidays!  Thank you to all entering artists for giving Stock Card Creations a go.  
       
Next up for 2018 is GCU's 2017 Founders' Choice Awards.  Stay tuned in mid-January when we announce the winners.  
 
As a nostalgic look back, here are 2016 Founders' Choice Award Winners:
https://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/content/best-of-2016
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Reply #9 - Dec 22nd, 2017, 5:28am
 
This is exciting - thank you! What I nice way to end the year!
 
And I absolutely adore Lisa's card! It is spot-on for the the occasion - a big congrats for Lisa - I'm sure her clever design will be very popular with GCU customers!
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Reply #10 - Dec 22nd, 2017, 3:02pm
 
Way to go, ladies! Great cards.  
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Reply #11 - Dec 22nd, 2017, 10:30pm
 
Congratulations Lisa and Stacia! Love them both!   Laurie
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Reply #12 - Dec 23rd, 2017, 6:45am
 
Thanks, Gail and Laurie! Happy holidays!
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Reply #13 - Dec 23rd, 2017, 7:13am
 
Wow! Thank you so much!! There were so many great entries, so I am very honored. Stacia, your card is so adorably funny! Congratulations! Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a creative, productive New Year! Smiley
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